This photo taken on May 30, 2018 shows a rag picker walking along a sewage drain canal full of garbage in the Taimur Nagar slum area in New Delhi. / AFP / Dominique FAGET
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A sea of plastic spreads through the New Delhi slum of Taimur Nagar, a symbol of the grime and waste that makes the Indian capital one of the world's most polluted cities.Taimur Nagar is one of many slums in Delhi and countless other Indian cities struggling to cope with waste, particularly the plastic pollution that is the main theme of World Environment Day.India generates around 5.6 million tons of plastic waste annually, according to government figures, with Delhi among the worst cities for plastic consumption.India, Asia's third-largest economy, had 14 of the world's 15 worst cities for dirty air in a recent World Health Organization survey.Delhi improved its ranking to sixth from the most polluted city in 2014 .
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